OWE Restorations LLC

OWE Restorations LLC was formed in 2015 for the express purpose of saving endangered historic properties in the Old West End Historic District of Danville, Virginia.  The company's first project is shown below. 

For Sale

815 Pine St, Danville, Virginia – $36,000

Bedrooms: 2 / 3
Baths: 1.5
Approximate square footage: 1,720

Contact: OWE Restorations LLC: info@owerestorations.com

This is a wonderful two story folk Victorian with German siding in the Five Forks neighborhood of the Old West End Historic District.  The exterior is totally restored and structurally reconditioned top to bottom.  A new main electrical panel and some wiring is complete.  This is an ideal starter home for the handy history buff.  Select your own interior fittings to make it your own (to be sold incomplete).

Adjacent to the now-burgeoning River District, the Five Forks neighborhood is targeted for revitalization by the city. Across from an attractive courtyard-style development with convenient local shops planned by the city that promises to add value to this property.

In addition to a sunny sitting area on the landing, this home’s second floor has two large (14 x 14) bedrooms, both with fireplaces, and a full bath. For extra storage, a folding stairway to the stand-up attic could easily be added.

The main floor includes a spacious foyer, half bath, and three large rooms that can be configured as living room / dining room / kitchen or as third bedroom / family room / eat-in kitchen. The living room (14 x 14) has a fireplace with beautiful original tiles and overmantel and original chandelier. The dining room with fireplace (also 14 x 14) has a large opening to the kitchen (12 x 22) providing a modern “open concept” floor plan inside this historic dwelling.

Immediately behind the house is a large (20 x 30) semi-enclosed courtyard with concrete deck.  Adjacent is a generous off-street parking area and driveway.  In addition, there is a large green area above the courtyard that could be used for ornamental plantings or as a vegetable garden with space for a small chicken coop (allowed by local zoning).  The rear lot line is adjacent to a wooden fence, providing additional privacy.

The house has a 15 year historic tax abatement, which will keep property taxes extremely low for that period.

Pine Street was laid out in the 1850s or before, and was the route trod by Jefferson Davis during Danville’s time as the last capitol of the Confederate States of America. While the lot was occupied in the 1880s and perhaps before, this is the second house to sit on the site. This dwelling began life about 1900, sheltering its first occupants not on Pine Street, but nearby on Loyal Street near Wilson. Twenty years on, it proved the sole survivor of four houses removed in 1923 for a new filling station built at that corner when it was relocated to 815 Pine Street on a then-vacant lot.

The house was saved a second time by OWE Restorations during 2015 when it was slated for demolition due to structural deficiencies. Now sturdy and stable, this historic home awaits its next owner-occupant (brokers protected, no flippers please).

Before Exterior Restoration

The notices of an unsafe structure and its planned demolition are tacked on the column.